In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy


  • William Blake, "Proverbs of Hell" from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
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  • In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
  • Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
  • The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
  • Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
  • He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
  • The cut worm forgives the plow.
  • Dip him in the river who loves water.
  • A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
  • He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
  • Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
  • The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
  • The hours of folly are measure'd by the clock, but of wis­dom: no clock can measure.
  • All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap.
  • Bring out number weight & measure in a year of dearth.
  • No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
  • A dead body, revenges not injuries.
  • The most sublime act is to set another before you.
  • If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
  • Folly is the cloak of knavery.
  • Shame is Prides cloak.
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